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Young People Capitalize on Cheap Coronavirus Flights: 'If I Die, I Die'



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As people around the world canceled their trips because of fears of the new coronavirus, Ashley Henkel booked three.
Henkel, 20, is taking advantage of cheap flights to see North America. She lives in California’s Central Valley, but this summer she’ll be in Vancouver, New York City and Portland, Oregon.
A college student itching to travel, she’s one of many people staring the deadly virus in the face and saying, “Whatever.”
As flight schedules are scaled down and airline stocks plunge, carriers are offering deals that have put air travel within reach for people who usually can’t fly.
It’s a high-risk, high-reward trip, people say.
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